approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Paula's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Paula Barbieri comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Paula Barbieri - her real motivation, which describes the kind of person she is at heart and where her true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Paula Barbieri" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Paula a little better. This page describes the disguise Barbieri wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Paula Barbieri meets life head on and throws herself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. She is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all her dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Paula projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. She often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Barbieri is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. She likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Paula Barbieri may feel that she does not fit into groups very well and that she does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. She likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Barbieri is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. She tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in her outlook, which enables Paula to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Paula Barbieri feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that she will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Barbieri's forte. However, she never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Paula Barbieri it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
She is scornful of what she sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Paula Barbieri is not a follower. Others see Paula as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Barbieri presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see her vulnerable or insecure side.
Paula Barbieri appears to be sweet to other people, and she knows how to use charm, persuasion, and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get her point across. Being overly concerned with appearances and surface beauty is possible; and if so, Paula Barbieri may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Paula that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Paula Barbieri may be on the surface, she is also a force to be reckoned with. Paula has causes, passions, or desires that drive her and when one of these is aroused Barbieri is quite zealous in her pursuit or defense of it.
Paula Barbieri has a radiant, winning personality and others see her as a person used to achieving success. Broadminded, Barbieri is willing to give others the benefit of the doubt. She is helpful and tolerant as long as her moral and ethical standards are respected.
Paula Barbieri tends to be somewhat inhibited and does not want to attract attention to her. She is likely to think that other people are more important than she is and prefers to live in seclusion.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Jupiter
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/N. Node